Warning Signs

The following are a list of warning signs that your vehicle may need service.
When in doubt, please call us to discuss your automotive service needs!

Be Alert for These Brake Problem Warning Signs:

  • Low brake pedal
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Car pulls left or right when brakes applied
  • Brake pedal feels spongy
  • Parking brake sticks
  • Pulsing sensation when braking

Be alert for these warning signs of tire, alignment, shock, and strut issues:


  • Thumping sound often means a tire coming apart or poor wheel balance
  • Sidewall bruises from scraping against a curb or other object may indicate tire damage
  • Squealing on curves at normal speed may mean poor alignment or improper inflation

Be Alert for These Exhaust Problem Warning Signs:

  • Rattling (usually caused by loose brackets, loose heat shields or missing bolts)
  • Louder than normal exhaust noise (rust has corroded through pipe or muffler)
  • Smell of exhaust fumes in car (may mean a hole in pipe, catalytic converter or muffler)

Be Alert for these automatic transmission related issues:

  • "Jumping" into gear once drive is engaged
  • Hesitation or inability of transmission to engage next gear as speed increases during transit
  • Abnormal sound eminating from transmission

Be Alert for these warning signs indicating clogged fuel injectors/fuel rail system issues:

  • Vehicle stalls, hesitates, runs rough
  • Not as responsive to throttle as usual
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Vehicle appears to need a "tune-up"